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Washington Democrats Opt for New Leader
OLYMPIA (AP) — Tina Podlodowski has been elected the next chair of Washington's Democratic Party, ousting an incumbent who had been criticized by some in the party for what was seen as lackluster results last November.
The Seattle Times reports members of the state Democratic Central Committee voted …
Washington Set to Swear in First Blind Lieutenant Governor
OLYMPIA (AP) — As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that
chamber's floor sessions.
On a recent day just weeks before the start of the legislative session that begins Monday, the desks…
It’s Overtime in Olympia – At Taxpayers Expense
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a special session in Olympia so that lawmakers can complete their work on a new two-year budget.
After a 105-day regular legislative session, the Legislature adjourned Sunday evening without coming to an agreement on a new budget...
Legislation For Minority Rights Considered
Lawmakers in Olympia are considering legislation that would allow challenges in court when minority supported candidates can't get elected in city and county elections...a house committee on Thursday heard from minority rights advocates...
Immigration, License Bill Voted Down in State Senate
A Republican-led motion to bring a vote on a bill that would have restricted driver's licenses access to illegal immigrants and attempted to stop other identification fraud was defeated Monday in the Washington state Senate, dealing proponents of the measure a major defeat.
Rising Tuition a Threat to GET Program
One lawmaker calls it a "smokin' hot deal" — a state-run investment program that allows savvy parents to prepay for college tuition, locking in prices years before those first college-acceptance letters start arriving in the mail.